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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.SharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.
CategoryProject PlanningProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,185.35
Rank #2
Score 3,337.18
Rank #1
Score 312.31
Rank #11
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftSmartsheet
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointsmartsheet.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­devhelp.smartsheet.com
Social network pages
Facebook269,650likes
LinkedIn15,855followers
Twitter33,943followers
Facebook98,983likes
LinkedIn59,501followers
Twitter208,175followers
Facebook27,557likes
LinkedIn39,213followers
Twitter21,402followers
Initial release198420012006
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.yesinfoREST
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyesyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
Active Directory
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfoCard View
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pagesno
Discussion forumyesyes
Online chatyesno
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other productsno
Screen sharingyesno
Calendar sharingyesyes
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningyesno

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